Ash tree temple is truly an unusual place to stay. It is a treehouse as it has a huge ash tree growing through it and is made of with oak trunks to resemble a classical round temple. But it is maybe best described as a cosier, fun and warmer fusion of a yurt, safari tent and treehouse! Watch the dappled sunlight play on the canvas-covered windows or roll them up to look directly into the canopy from your bed. Meanwhile, the reclaimed stained glass windows add colour and light, West Lexham style.
Open your south-facing double doors to let the sun stream in and roll up your canvas windows to immerse yourselves in the wood. Enjoy it all with the creature comforts of a log burner, kitchenette and a rough lux ensuite.
“We promised our little boy an extra special birthday treat to celebrate turning 5! He has been beyond excited from the very first minute he arrived at Ash Tree Temple. Wonderful location which truly is a ‘Retreat’ from the strains of modern life”. Lisa
Ash is perfect for a family or group of friends, with a bunkbed and double bed hand made from beautiful ancient timbers. Ash offers you luxury, space and style.
Sit inside and play games around the table or enjoy a picnic on the table outside. We can provide you with hampers and ready cooked meals for hassle free feasting. You have your own large cool box to help keep the wine chilled. Go down to the fully equipped Garden Kitchen for a wood fired pizza or use the communal gas BBQ and have a chat with the other glampers.
Bring your pampered pooches for a treehouse getaway! We are thrilled to say well behaved canine best friends are more than welcome, as long as the poop is scooped and they don't get too cosy on the beds. There is just a £25 fee for each fluffy friend to cover the specialist allergen cleaning once you have bounded off into the sunset after your stay.
Take a stroll around the garden, row a boat down the lake, or gaze up at the stars and toast marshmallows around the huge camp fire. We are near the beach and countless other exciting local attractions. Have a look at our activities menu to see how you can spoil, entertain or even edify yourself and your friends.
Have a look at our what's on page at the top of the page to see what courses and events might be on for you to get involved in while you are here.
When you stay at West Lexham you are part of something bigger than simply an eco holiday. It is an experiment in living and re-acquainting ourselves with nature. An open hearted approach, turning sustainability into thriveabilty as we experience how wonderful life can be. More about us.
"We have had such a wonderful relaxing time - such a brilliant place! We loved Ash tree temple and didn't want to go home! There wasn't anywhere else I would rather have spent my 18th birthday weekend than here! I loved waking up listening to the birds and then going for a lake stroll. The views and walks are great! The other guests were lovely and staff here are soooo friendly too! The tree house is so pretty and cosy! See you soon when we come back!"
Diane and friends (March 2018) -
"We've spent an amazing couple of days in this wonderful tree house! A surprise for Wayne's 40th - we feel like we have truly stopped and spent lots of fun relaxing and having quality family time together."
Rachel, Wayne, Euan & Elliott (Feb 2018) -
“Thank you for a wonderful 5 days! We have had a lovely stay here and really enjoyed ourselves. The tree houses are so lovely. The staff at WL have been great – very attentive and helpful, friendly and welcoming.”
Steve & Kim -
“From the moment we arrived and were greeted by the team and the friendly resident dog, to the thoughtful touches, the serenity and idyllic setting – our 2 days were not long enough! The new shower block is stunning, our Ash Tree Temple better than expected, and the communal garden kitchen a great idea. Someone has great vision. Enjoyed other like-minded people and evenings around the fire”.
“We promised our little boy an extra special birthday treat to celebrate turning 5! He has been beyond excited from the very first minute he arrived at Ash Tree Temple. Wonderful location which truly is a ‘Retreat’ from the strains of modern life”.
"THANK YOU! Many laughter, memories and life long friends were made! We had a great time at West Lexham and our birthday party couldn't have been better! Thank you to Simon & Jeanette for being such great hosts!!"
"Stunning place with fantastic homely tree houses that were so homely. Loved the individual bathrooms. Fantastic facilities in an iydillic location. Staff really helpful and our dog loved it too...lovely walks and river."
"Amazing!!! Took my bf for his 40th birthday. I wanted something different, romantic and peaceful. First time we have been away without the children in twenty one years and we loved every minute. Definitely considering bringing the children next year. Well worth the money, such a charming and beautiful place. Thank you so much"